7th DBNet Coordination Group Meeting (19-21 March 2024)

7th DBNet Coordination Group Meeting (DBNet-CG-7)

Date: 19-21 March 2024

Venue: the Bureau of Meteorology's Melbourne office

Address: Bureau of Meteorology,
700 Collins St,
Melbourne,
VIC, 3008,
Australia

Meeting documents

TUESDAY 19 March 2024

Documents

09:00

1.         OPENING OF THE SESSION

 

09:00

          1.1.       Welcome from the Host Organization (Dr Robert Argent, General Manager of Research to Operations, Bureau of Meteorology)

 

09:15

          1.2.       Welcome from DBNet-CG Chair (Liam Gumley, CIMSS, SSEC, UW Madison)

 

09:20

          1.3.       Welcome from WMO Space Programme (Natalia Donohoremotely)

 

09:25

          1.4.       Introduction of participants

 

09:35

          1.5.       Approval of the agenda

 

09:45

2.         STATUS OF DBNET REGIONAL NETWORK COMPONENTS AND SERVICES

 

09:45

2.1.     Asia-Pacific

 

09:45

2.1.1. Météo-France (Gilles Montesquieu - remotely)

 

10:00

2.1.2. IMD (Ashim Kumar Mitra)

 

10:15

2.1.3. KMA (Dae-gyeom Jeon / Junho Kim)

 

10:30

Coffee break

 

11:00

2.1.4. CMA (Yang Lei)

 

11:15

2.1.5. JMA (Toshiyuki Kitajima)

 

11:30

2.1.6. BoM, incl. The status of the Darwin receiving station (Robert Pipunic)

A6.3. BoM: to consider the possibility to process and distribute IASI data (from Metop-B, -C) received at the Casey station (Antarctica) via DBNet, which was interrupted some time ago

 

11:45

2.1.7. NIWA (Simon Wood)

A6.6. NWPSAF, JMA and NIWA: to analyse the discrepancies in the timeliness monitoring for the Maupuia station (New Zealand)

 

12:00

2.2. Canada (ECCC) (Matt Arkett – remotely)

 

12:15

Lunch break

 

12:15

2.3. EUMETSAT (EARS)

 

13:45

2.3.1. EARS, incl partner stations (EUMETSAT, Nick Coyne)

 

14:05

2.3.2. Stations of opportunity (EUMETSAT, Nick Coyne)

 

14:25

2.4.    South America

 

14:25

2.4.1. Argentina (Paula Hobouchian)

 

14:40

2.4.2. Brazil (INPE, Renato Galante Negri)

 

14:55

2.5. NOAA, incl partner stations: CIMSS (Liam Gumley)

 

15:15

2.6 SAWIDRA – Africa (ACMAD, Ali Ahmed Abani)

 

15:30

Coffee break

 

16:00

2.7. Monitoring by NWP/SAF: MetOffice
(Elisabeth Nolland, Nigel Atkinson - remotely)

A6.24. NWPSAF: to contact those who are receiving the DBNet daily summary notifications to confirm if they are OK with switching from the email notifications to the information posted on the NWPSAF webpage and the best forms of this information

 

16:30

3.         EVOLUTION OF SERVICES AND NETWORK

 

16:30

3.1. Other potential services: DBNet station operator survey results and follow-up discussion

 

17:00

3.2. NOAA/NESDIS progress on implementing VIIRS cluster statistics within CrIS field-of-view (NOAA/NESDIS, Lihang Zhou)

 

17:30

3.3. CSPP CrIS (with only the SW and MW bands being available) on DBNet

NWP users were asked:

     - if you are still using or assimilating SNPP CrIS data in its current configuration (i.e. with only the SW and MW bands being available)?            

     - if there is a need for you for SNPP CrIS data on DBNet ?

 

17:45

3.3. MWRI & HIRAS (Yang Lei, CMA)

A.3.3. Define descriptors for MWRI and HIRAS 

 

 

 

 

18:00

End of Day 1

 

 

WEDNESDAY 20 March 2024

Documents

09:00

4      DBNet IMPLEMENTATION

 

09:00

4.1      Direct Broadcast

 

09:00

4.1.1   Review of satellite priorities at stations
(WMO, Mikael Rattenborg)

 

09:30

4.2     Processing software, status of L0/L1 packages

 

09:30

4.2.1   CSPP (CIMSS, Liam Gumley)

 

10:00

4.2.2   AAPP (NWP SAF, Elisabeth Nolland, Nigel Atkinson - remotely)

 

10:30

Coffee break

 

11:00

4.2.3   FY3L0pp and FY3L1pp (CMA, Yang Lei)

 

11:30

4.3     Processing system

 

11:30

4.3.1   Feasibility of FY-3 cloud-based processing (CMA, Yang Lei)

A6.17. CMA: to test (with possible support of EUM, CIMSS, BoM) the use of the public DB cloud platform for the CMA-DB station and report back to DBNet-CG

 

12:00

4.3.3   Discussion of processing software/system issues

 

12:30

Lunch break

 

14:00

4.4     Planning (DB services on planned satellite systems)

 

14:00

4.4.1   NOAA-21

 

14:00

4.4.1.1 NOAA-21 (NOAA/NESDIS, Lihang Zhou)

 

14:10

4.4.1.2 CSPP SDR software updates (CIMSS, Liam Gumley)

 

14:20

4.4.2   Metop-SG

 

14:20

4.4.2.1 Metop-SG (EUMETSAT, Nick Coyne)

 

14:35

4.4.2.2 NWP SAF’s support for Metop-SG  

(Elisabeth Nolland, Nigel Atkinson - remotely)

 

14:50

4.4.3 AWS PFM/EPS-Sterna

A6.4. EUM: to clarify the downlink characteristics for Sterna (AWS), including the ESA prototype satellite

 

15:10

4.4.4.  FY-3E/F/G (CMA, Yang Lei)

 

15:30

Coffee break

 

16:00

4.        DBNet IMPLEMENTATION (cont’d)

 

16:00

4.5     Dissemination

 

16:00

4.5.1   Update on WIS 2.0 implementation (Simon Elliot, EUMETSAT)

 

16:30

4.5.2 Progress on migrating GTS data exchange to WIS 2.0 
(LI Xiang, CMA/NMIC - remotely)

 

17:00

4.5.2 Transition from GTS to WIS 2.0 for DBNet: preliminary discussion

 

 

 

 

17:30

End of Day 2

 

 

THURSDAY 21 March 2024

Documents

09:00

5.    Transition from GTS to WIS 2.0

 

09:00

Transition from GTS to WIS 2.0

A.6.26. To develop a draft transition plan from GTS to WIS 2.0 for DBNet

 

10:00

6.    NWP REQUIREMENTS FOR DBNET PRODUCTS

 

10:00

6.1 Feedback from the NWP user community (ITWG Co-Chair, BoM, Fiona Smith)

 

11:30

6.2 Summary of GODEX-NWP-6 (WMO, Mikael Rattenborg)

 

11:45

6.3     Preliminary results of impact studies carried out by SMN (Paula Hobouchian)

A6.20. SMN: to consider making impact studies on the usage of DBNet products in the regional NWP systems to feed into the DBNet article (A.3.7) as well as share this information with DBNet-CG

 

12:00

Lunch break

 

13:30

7.    DBNet DOCUMENTS REVISION

 

13:30

7.1         DBNet Guide (WMO, Zoya Andreeva)

A6.19. WMO: to update the DBNet Guide limiting it to a more static content, and transfer the more dynamic information of the Guide to the WMO community web page

 

14:00

7.2     Status of DBNet Article Draft (WMO, Mikael Rattenborg)

A3.7. Prepare first version of DBNet article for publication in a journal (tbd) and in the WMO Bulletin

 

14:30

8.       COORDINATION

 

14:30

8.1      DBNet Coordination Group membership (DBNet-Coord) Operational points of contacts (DBNet-OPS) (WMO, Zoya Andreeva)

 

14:45

8.2       Coordination with other relevant groups (ITWG, IROWG, CGMS, NOAA HRD user group)

 

15:00

Coffee break

 

15:30

9.        CONCLUSION

 

15:30

9.1     DBNet priorities

Doc 9.1

 

16:00

9.2     Action review

Doc 9.2

16:30

9.3     Next meetings (intersessionals, DBNet-CG-8)

 

 

 

 

17:00

End of Day 3 and Adjourn